By North Utsire
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Zdzisław Beksiński (1929- 2005) was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor, specializing in the field of utopian art. Beksiński did his paintings and drawings in what he called either a 'Baroque' or a 'Gothic' manner. His creations were made mainly in two periods. The first period of work is generally considered to contain expressionistic color, with a strong style of "utopian realism" and surreal architecture, evoking a doomsday scenario. The second period contained more abstract style, with the main features of formalism. Beksiński was murdered in 2005 by stabbing at the hand of the teenage son of his longtime caretaker, whom he had refused to lend only a few hundred złoty (approximately $100).